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September 15, 2014
16:50 EDTCCitigroup releases results of its mid-cycle stress test
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14:11 EDTCCitigroup reports August credit loss 2.57% vs. 1.98% last month
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11:09 EDTGERadioShack rises after CFO resigns, analyst suggests Amazon should buy stores
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09:35 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:49 EDTCDOJ, FBI 'flip' bank informants as part of forex probe, WSJ says
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07:19 EDTGESNIA to hold a conference
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06:07 EDTMETMetLife to host investor day
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September 13, 2014
17:47 EDTCCitigroup said to plan OneMain IPO by month-end, Bloomberg says
Citigroup is set to take its consumer lending unit OneMain Financial public by the end of the month and then start soliciting offers from potential buyers, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. According to sources, OneMain is worth at least $4B in a sale, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
September 12, 2014
13:46 EDTGEGE scraps contract to build Acu Port plant, WSJ says
One of GE's Brazilian divisions scraped a contract to construct an industrial plant at Brazil's Acu Port in Rio de Janeiro, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing the port's operator. The CEO of Prumo Logistica Global Edwardo Parente said that another GE arm has entered discussions with Prumo regarding interest to lease a more expensive piece of land within the port. Reference Link
09:37 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:41 EDTCBank lending grew in quarter, with Capital One leading pack, WSJ reports
Total loans outstanding at U.S. banks and thrifts grew by $178.5B in the second quarter, with Capital One Financial (COF) leading the big banks by growing its loans at an annualized rate of 12.5%, according to SNL Financial data, reported The Wall Street Journal. SNL said 14 of the 15 largest U.S. banks increased their lending, with only Bank of America (BAC) issuing fewer loans than the quarter before, largely attributed to a drop in U.S. closed-end residential mortgages, the report noted. Other publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:35 EDTCApple getting discounted card fees for Apple Pay, NY Times reports
Banks are charging Apple lower than usual credit card fees for the tech giant's new mobile payment system, according to The New York Times. The banks hope that participating in Apple Pay will enable them to process transactions that aren't currently being paid for with credit cards, the newspaper explained. The banks and credit card networks also hope to use Apple Pay to prevent technologies that don't incorporate banks from becoming popular, The Times reported. Publicly traded credit card networks include American Express (AXP), Capital One (COF), Discover (DFS), MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V). Publicly traded banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC)..Reference Link
06:25 EDTCCiti Diners Club attracts attention of banks in Japan, Bloomberg says
Citigroup's (C)’s Diners Club card is among some of the firm's resources in Japan that is attracting attention from lenders as the company looks for offers for its retail division in the country, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The sources said that Sumitomo Mitsui (SMFG), Mizuho Financial Group (MFG), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Shinsei Bank are some of the banks that are poised to propose preliminary offers. Reference Link
September 11, 2014
14:10 EDTGEIndia to invest $100B in renewable energy, Economic Times says
India will invest $100B in renewable energy over the next four years, the country's Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said today, according to Economic Times. The country has also decided not to impose tariffs on foreign solar energy companies, the minster indicated, according to the newspaper. Publicly traded solar energy companies include Canadian Solar (CSIQ), First Solar (FSLR), JA Solar (JASO), SunPower (SPWR), Trina Solar (TSL) and Yingli Green Energy (YGE). GE (GE) makes wind turbines. Reference Link
09:17 EDTCSinger request for Citi to disclose Argentine threats denied, NY Post says
Manhattan Federal Judge Thomas Griesa said he would take “no action” on Paul Singer’s request to compel Citibank to disclose information on any “demands, threats or inducements” made by Argentina related to bond payments due in September, reported The New York Post. Reference Link
07:21 EDTCBankruptcy bill focused on big bank failure moves past committee, WSJ says
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September 10, 2014
09:59 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas expects onshore industry to see 6% growth rate between 2014-2017
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09:46 EDTGEGE Oil and Gas sees increasing use of downstream
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09:38 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTGEGE Oil & Gas selected by Freeport LNG for LNG export project
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09:11 EDTGEGeneral Electric sees 1.5% oil demand growth and 3.5% gas demand growth
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09:09 EDTGEGE provides technology, capital to quicken Texas project construction
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09:07 EDTGEGE, Statoil, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels announce pilot project expansion
A joint venture of GE (GE) and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels,along with Statoil (STO) announced the planned expansion of a pilot project to capture flare gas and use it to power up to six of Statoil’s drill rigs and one frac fleet in North Dakota. The expansion is the first step by Statoil to move into full commercial adoption of the GE and Ferus NGF joint venture’s Last Mile Fueling Solution, which is expected to reduce emissions and provide cost-savings and logistics solutions for the company’s Bakken oilfield operations. The company anticipates this new commercial expansion will increase its flare gas capture to between 3M-5M standard cubic feet per day by the end of 2014, equating to GHG emissions reductions of between 120K and up to 200K metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing between 25K-45K cars from the road.
07:16 EDTCRepublicans, Democrats both push for harder 'too big to fail' rules, WSJ says
Lawmakers from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the aisle urged U.S. regulators to push forward additional regulations to ensure the biggest banks aren't "too big to fail," said The Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
07:09 EDTCCitigroup CEO pledges to beef up Banamex, WSJ reports
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06:35 EDTCFed may raise capital requirement for some banks to 11.5%, NY Times reports
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September 9, 2014
14:54 EDTCApple announces Apple Pay
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09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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06:33 EDTCFed looks set to pressure large banks to shrink, NY Times says
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06:32 EDTCCitigroup CFO says Q3 expenses up 'slightly' vs Q2, Reuters says
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06:32 EDTCFed to require large US banks to have extra financial padding, WSJ reports
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06:25 EDTGEGeneral Electric to focus on finance, industrial equipment, WSJ reports
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September 8, 2014
12:18 EDTGEOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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11:04 EDTGEGeneral Electric to host investor meeting
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09:41 EDTCCitigroup CFO sees September trading to be better than August
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09:30 EDTCCiti CFO says won't think about potential capital return until 'much later'
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09:29 EDTCCitigroup CFO sees Q3 trading revenue 'in-line' with same quarter of last year
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09:28 EDTCCitigroup sees consumer revenues up 'modestly' this quarter
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09:02 EDTCCitigroup says core Citicorp franchise growing loans, deposits
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09:00 EDTCCitigroup names Peter Charrington as global head of citi Private Bank
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08:18 EDTGEElectrolux sees GE Appliances transaction accretive to EPS in year one
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08:03 EDTGEGeneral Electric, Accenture launch Intelligent Pipeline Solution
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07:24 EDTCBarclays to hold a conference
Global Financial Services Conference to be held in New York on September 8-10.
06:25 EDTGEAlstom unit accused of bribing officials EUR6M to win contracts, FT reports
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05:32 EDTGEGeneral Electric to sell appliances business to Electrolux AB for $3.3B
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05:29 EDTGEGeneral Electric to sell appliances business to Electrolux AB for $3.3B
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September 7, 2014
15:52 EDTGEGE's oil and gas unit set to outpace industry growth, Reuters says
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September 5, 2014
09:06 EDTCCFTC concerned about banks shifting trading operations overseas, WSJ says
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07:50 EDTMETMetLife can fund any new capital requirements internally, says Wells Fargo
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07:26 EDTCApple strikes transaction fee discount deals, Bank Innovation says
Apple (AAPL) has reached deals with American Express (AXP), JPMorgan (JPM), Citigroup (C), Capital One (COF), and Bank of America (BAC) to lower card transaction fees for its soon to be launched payments venture, said Bank Innovations, citing an earlier report from Tom Noyes and confirmation by its own sources. Apple has both convinced them to consider its transactions as “card present,” which carries a lower discount rate, and has also managed to bump down the actual “card present” rate by 15 to 25 basis points, according to people with knowledge of the matter, the report noted. Reference Link
September 4, 2014
16:24 EDTMETMetLife issues statement on preliminary SIFI designation
MetLife chairman, president and CEO Steven Kandarian issued the following statement after the Financial Stability Oversight Council notified the company that it has been preliminarily designated a non-bank Systemically Important Financial Institution, or SIFI: “MetLife strongly disagrees with the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s preliminary designation of MetLife as a SIFI. MetLife is not systemically important under the Dodd-Frank Act criteria. In fact, MetLife has served as a source of financial strength and stability during times of economic distress, including the 2008 financial crisis. The current regulatory system oversees a stable industry that pays out more than $500B every year. Imposing bank-centric capital rules on life insurance companies will make it more difficult for Americans to buy products that help protect their financial futures. At a time when government social safety nets are under increasing pressure and corporate pensions are disappearing, the goal of public policy should be to preserve and encourage competitively priced financial protection for consumers. MetLife is not ruling out any of the available remedies under Dodd-Frank to contest a SIFI designation.”
11:20 EDTGEStocks with increasing options volume
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11:19 EDTGEElectrolux close to buying GE appliance unit for $2.5B Reuters reports
Electrolux (ELUXY) is near a deal to buy General Electric's (GE) appliance business for more than $2.5B, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced as soon as next week, Reuters added. Reference Link
10:46 EDTGEGE near deal to sell appliance unit to Electrolux for over $2.5B, Reuters says
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09:35 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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06:40 EDTCAgencies finalize liquidity rule for large banks
The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency finalized a rule yesterday that they said would strengthen the liquidity positions of large financial institutions. The rule will for the first time create a standardized minimum liquidity requirement for large and internationally active banking organizations., according to the agencies. Each institution will be required to hold high quality, liquid assets, or HQLA, such as central bank reserves and government and corporate debt that can be converted easily and quickly into cash in an amount equal to or greater than its projected cash outflows minus its projected cash inflows during a 30-day stress period, the agencies explained. The ratio of the firm’s liquid assets to its projected net cash outflow is its “liquidity coverage ratio,” or LCR, they said. The LCR will apply to all banking organizations with $250B or more in total consolidated assets or $10B or more in on-balance sheet foreign exposure and to these banking organizations’ subsidiary depository institutions that have assets of $10B or more, the agencies reported. The rule also will apply a less stringent, modified LCR to bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies that do not meet these thresholds, but have $50B or more in total assets. Bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with substantial insurance or commercial operations are not covered by the final rule. The final rule is largely identical to the proposed rule, with a few key adjustments in response to comments from the public, the agencies stated. Those adjustments include changes to the range of corporate debt and equity securities included in HQLA, a phasing-in of daily calculation requirements, a revised approach to address maturity mismatch during a 30-day period, and changes in the stress period, calculation frequency, and implementation timeline for the bank holding companies and savings and loan companies subject to the modified LCR. Publicly traded companies in the space include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC).
06:24 EDTMETMetLife to meet with regulators to decide if 'too big to fail', NY Post reports
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06:13 EDTCCitigroup settles potential civil liability for violating sanction programs
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September 3, 2014
09:36 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:06 EDTCBB&T to acquire additional Texas branches from Citibank
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07:29 EDTCFinal liquidity, swaps margin rules to be unveiled today, Reuters says
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07:01 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces SenoClaire FDA approval
GE Healthcare, a unit of GE, announced the FDA approval of SenoClaire. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology that uses a low-dose short X-ray sweep around the positioned breast with nine exposures acquired with a “step-and-shoot” method, removing the potential motion from the tube helping to reduce blur and increase image sharpness.
06:34 EDTCFBI hasn't found evidence JPMorgan hack hit other big banks, WSJ reports
The FBI hasn't found any evidence to suggest that the recent breach at JPMorgan hit any of the other big U.S. banks, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing four people close to the probe. JPMorgan said it isn't experiencing "unusual amounts of fraud," and, according to two sources, consumers "likely don't face a serious risk." Reference Link
September 2, 2014
15:02 EDTGEBids from General Electric, buyout funds line up for Petrovalves, Reuters says
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11:01 EDTGEGE Intelligent Platforms receives $1.5M order from Sainsel
GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it has received orders from Sainsel Sistemas Navales of Madrid, Spain for a range of GE’s rugged embedded computing systems that will be deployed as part of Sainsel’s aeronautics program. GE’s boards will be used in new equipment developed by Sainsel as part of a mission system. Initial value of the order is $1.5M; long term value is expected to be $7M.
07:14 EDTCCiti to boost senior pay in Europe to adjust for bonus cap rules, FT says
Citigroup recently told various senior staff members in Europe that they will receive fixed monthly payments in addition to their salaries as a way of compensating for newer rules there that limit bonuses, said Financial Times, citing several people close to the situation. Reference Link
September 1, 2014
08:57 EDTGEGE Healthcare announces EU approval of Vizamyl
GE Healthcare announced that Vizamyl has received marketing authorization from the European Commission as a radiopharmaceutical medicinal product indicated for Positron Emission Tomography imaging of beta amyloid neuritic plaque density in the brains of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive impairment. Vizamyl is the only PET imaging tracer for detection of amyloid approved in Europe for visual interpretation of colour images and will be commercially available in selected European countries from early 2015, GE said.
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